Lynch sworn in, Black leaders hope for change
Written by Danielle Cralle, contributing writer 30 April 2015
Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by Loretta Lynch's father Lorenzo Lynch, second from left, and Loretta Lynch's husband Stephen Hargrove, second from right, administers the oath of office to Loretta ... read more >>
Hundreds gather for Rep. Bass' Africa Policy Forum on impact of 2015 elections in Africa
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif) (L-R) Eric Postel, Dr. Chris Fomunyoh, Omoyele Sowore and Dr. Chris Fomunyoh With 15 African nations scheduled to have national elections this year, 2015 could ... read more >>
Assy. Ridley-Thomas joins colleagues in big push to pass mental health legislative package
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
54th District Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today joined fellow members of the California Assembly and Senate in a bipartisan effort to pass legislation that provide mental and behavioral support ... read more >>
Wesson and Council Salute Arts Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2015
Council President Herb Wesson congratulates Grammy-Nominated artist Aloe Blacc following his remarks at the Los Angeles City Council’s Arts Day ceremonies at City Hall. Wesson was joined by fellow ... read more >>
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Demands Apology; vows to push forward and keep constituents first
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 April 2015
African American Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown has demanded and apology through his lawyer from The Daily Breeze for making numerous false claims that has put the first term mayor’s reputation in jeopardy. The ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Comments on Corinthian Colleges’ Closure
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 April 2015
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement on the decision by Corinthian Colleges to discontinue its operations after years of fraudulent activity and ongoing state and federal ... read more >>
Wesson Applauds Proud Bird’s New Lease on Life
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
  Council President Herb Wesson (center) cuts the cake celebrating the Proud Bird’s new 20 year lease with (l-r) Mayor Eric Garcetti, John Tallichet, and Councilmember Paul Koretz. Los Angeles City ... read more >>
Bass hails bipartisan introduction of ‘AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015’
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) Africa Subcommittee lead Democrat calls for quick approval of critical Africa trade bill Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa ... read more >>
Holly Mitchell effort to get eye tests for pre-schoolers passes 1st grade
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) Calling for students entering elementary school to get comprehensive eye exams by a physician, optometrist or ophthalmologist, Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los ... read more >>
Assemblyman Mike Gipson and Family Take the CalFresh Food Challenge
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
The Assemblymember highlights the lack of healthy food choices in his district and calls for support for the County of L.A.’s annual collaboration to reach eligible families vulnerable to hunger Assemblymember ... read more >>
Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote
Written by Erica Werner, Associated Press 23 April 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee within ... read more >>
Jacque Robinson denied in quest for Pasadena Mayor
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 23 April 2015
City of Pasadena Council member Terry Tornek defeated Jacque Robinson Tuesday April 21 in the race to be Pasadena’s first new mayor in 16 years, according to preliminary vote totals. The two City ... read more >>
Compton City Councilmember Janna Zurita in Run-off
Written by kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 23 April 2015
Incumbent feels good about her chances on June 2nd Incumbent Compton District 1 City Councilmember Janna Zurita was forced into a June 2nd runoff Tuesday April 21 by Hispanic candidate Richard Alatorre ... read more >>
Women's Leadership Breakfast
Written by Danielle Cralle 16 April 2015
Assemblymember Mike Gipson (Dem-AD64) and Mrs. Le Cresha Gipson hosted the Women's Leadership Breakfast, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Dollarhide Community Center in Compton, Calif. Honorees included ... read more >>
Percy Pinkney Honored by City of Los Angeles
Written by Allison Arnold, special to the Sentinel 16 April 2015
Caption: Back Row (L to R): Celestine Palmer, Sherif Morcos, Beata Draga Morcos, Councilmember Curren Price, Allison Arnold and former Councilmember Robert Farrell. Front Row: Percy Pinkney The Black ... read more >>
Congresswoman Hahn Honors the Late Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald at Long Beach Post Office Naming
Written by Danielle Cralle 16 April 2015
Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) hosted a special ceremony renaming the North Long Beach Post Office for the late Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald. She was joined by Millender-McDonald’s widower, ... read more >>
Councilman Willie O. Jones Seeks Re-Election
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 16 April 2015
Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones 4th District Compton Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones will be seeking re-election come April 21 hoping to continue the good work he has started. Jones was elected to fill ... read more >>
Scorza Elected to Inglewood School Board
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
D'Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D. School Board Candidate D'Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D. was elected on April 7 to the Inglewood Unified School District Board of Education in seat #5. The Inglewood City Clerk has published ... read more >>
Compton Council Candidate Accused of Lying
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
Kevin Monk Campaign Marred in Falsehood   Compton District 1 City Council candidate Kevin J. Monk has been accused of misleading voters about his personal past and his spotty credentials in his quest ... read more >>
Horton and Bowers Win Key Elections in Inglewood
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, assistant managing editor 09 April 2015
Yvonne Horton Wins Landslide Reelection as City of Inglewood Clerk and Margaret Richards-Bowers captures victory on Inglewood School Board District 1 Seat   Yvonne Horton The Tuesday Inglewood Municipal ... read more >>
Mike Gipson Being Sued
Written by City News Service 02 April 2015
Former Carson City Councilman Mike Gipson is being sued by the man he defeated in a heated race for the 64th Assembly District in November over a campaign ad that allegedly made his opponent look like ... read more >>
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Released to D.C.-Area Halfway House
Written by Shantella Y. Sherman, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 01 April 2015
Jesse Jackson, Jr. is led to the entrance of a halfway house on Thursday, March 26. Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will begin a stay in a halfway house in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area following ... read more >>
Obama allies recruit top Democrats to promote trade pacts
Written by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press 26 March 2015
In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, then-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during an interview at his Statehouse office in Boston. President Barack Obama’s allies are recruiting high-profile Democrats ... read more >>
Bringing Transportation Hubs to Athens Westmont
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2015
Metro Green Line Vermont/Athens Station platform The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved $471,000 to develop a transportation hub within a half-mile radius from the Metro Green Line Vermont/Athens ... read more >>
Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown Launches Re-Election Campaign
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2015
“We’ve accomplished a lot but there’s still more to do” Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown today announced that he will seek re-election as the City’s mayor in November.  Brown made national news ... read more >>